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Articles found in "News" category: Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule


That's right, has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. says that 100 Linux…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives


For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux


GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac! Double Fine initially made the…

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The Witcher 2 Lands On Steam For Linux, Is A 'Windows Wrapper' Port


There was much rejoicing and fanfare earlier today among Linux gamers eagerly awaiting the Linux release of The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings, which has landed on Steam For Linux. However, some of the rejoicing was short-lived. It didn't take long for Linux users to dig deeper into the downloaded…

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Birdie Twitter App to be Rewritten


It was only a bit over a week ago that I wrote an article on the Birdie Twitter application. Well, now the Birdie team is scrapping the current codebase and looks to be rebooting the application as Birdie 2.0. In a blog post titled "It's time to say goodbye" on the 26th February 2014, the Birdie…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Adds 3 More Games; Plus! Portal 2 Beta Arrives


Humble Indie Bundle 11 adds another three games plus Valve announces the release of the Portal 2 beta for Linux! Humble Indie Bundle 11 launched last week, featuring six cross-platform games, although at this stage only five are completely Linux compatible. As usual the three additional games have…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Launches


It's that time again folks, another Humble Indie Bundle has landed featuring 6 Linux compatible games. Well, sort of... for now, let's just say 5 Linux compatible games. It almost seems like the Humble Bundles are rolling out quicker and quicker these days. Humble Indie Bundle 11 has recently…

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Upstart/Systemd war over - Ubuntu to switch to systemd


The popular but at times controversial init/system management daemon known as systemd looks to be becoming the de facto init standard in the Linux world as Ubuntu decides to switch to systemd in place of Upstart. Mark Shuttleworth revealed the upcoming changes in a blog post titled 'Losing…

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Space Pioneer - an ambitious Kickstarter project promising day one Linux support


"Created by real world astronauts, scientists and architects. Build vast colonies and cities. Explore the many unknowns of our universe!" That's the tagline of the ambitious space sim/real time strategy game Kickstarter project by Space Enigma Studios, who is also promising day one Linux support.…

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Humble Indie Bundle X Adds 3 More Games


As we come to expect from the Humble Indie Bundles, with around 6 days remaining, another 3 games have been added to the latest Bundle for those paying above the average purchase price. Humble Indie Bundle X launched last week, featuring games such as To The Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo…

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Cumulus Networks Founder Rebases Networking Linux [VIDEO]

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: JR Rivers discusses his transitioning role in Cumulus Networks and what the next major release of Cumulus Linux will include.

Linus Torvalds Talks Careers in Linux and FOSS

FOSSforce: Once you start walking down the open source path, you might be surprised at the doors that open up for you.

Android dev kit takes Snapdragon 820A for a ride

 hackerboards: Intrinsyc's "Automotive Development Platform S820A" runs Android 6.0 on a Snapdragon 820A, and offers a 4K touchscreen, plus WiFi, BT, GPS, and optional LTE.

Performance monitoring with Monitorix on Ubuntu 16.04

 HowToForge: Monitorix is a free, lightweight, open source monitoring tool designed to monitor as many services and system resources as possible on servers and desktops.

Cloud Commander : A web file manager with console and editor

 ostechnix: Cloud commander is a web-based file manager application that allows you to view, access, and manage the files and folders of your system from any computer, mobile, and tablet via a web browser.

Unity 8 Won't Be the Default Desktop Session for Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak)

One of the most anticipated features of the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) was the Unity 8 desktop environment Latest Articles

Prepare for carnage! I will be battling Matt from Feral Interactive again tomorrow at 10AM UTC/11AM BST

Tags:Livestream,Feral InteractiveI will once again be facing off against Matt from Feral Interactive tomorrow at 10AM UTC/11AM BST in the Linux…

Feral Interactive are teasing yet another Linux & Mac port on their radar

Tags:Coming Soon,Feral Interactive,SteamOS,TeaserOh boy, not long after the release of Tomb Raider and Feral Interactive have started teasing a new…

A look at Solar Division, a newer Tower Defence game on Steam

Tags:Tower Defence,Strategy,Steam,Initial Thoughts I managed to grab a key to Solar Division thanks to the publisher, so I decided to check out this…

Corpse Party, a popular 2D horror series is coming to Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Coming Soon,Horror,Steam,SteamOSI hadn't heard of Corpse Party myself until a few days ago, but it seems this popular series is getting a Linux…

Free to play Age of Conquest IV, a Risk-like wargame now fully released & available on Linux

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Indie Game,Free GameIf you're a fan of games like Risk you might want to have a look into the free to play Age of Conquest IV…

Looks like The Ship: Remasted, a remake of The Ship: Murder Party is heading to Linux

Tags:Action,Early Access,Indie Game,Stealth,SteamAre you a fan of multiplayer games? Well it looks like The Ship: Remasted (that's not a typo!) is…

Parkitect park building sim alpha 1 released, coming to Steam soon, they also have a new trailer

Tags:DRM Free,Simulation,Steam,StrategyParkitect is one of those indie games that's near the top of my list for what could be the "next big thing".…

Atari Vault making good on the Linux version promise, taking on closed beta testers

Tags:Steam,Retro,Coming Soon,Beta We have had to wait a little while for this, but it seems Atari Vault for Linux isn't too far away now. The…

Destroying the enemy team in FootLOL: Epic Fail League, some thoughts on this comedy Football game

Tags:Action,Initial Thoughts,Sports,SteamFootLOL: Epic Fail League looked pretty funny from the trailer, so I managed to get in touch with the…

Some thoughts on Doom & Destiny Advanced, an Early Access comedy RPG

Tags:Early Access,Initial Thoughts,RPG,Steam Now that I am feeling better I am going through my backlog. Today I took a look at the comedy RPG Doom…

User Editorial: A different approach to calculating the popularity of Linux gaming on Steam

Tags:Survey,Steam,EditorialNow that the monthly Steam statistics are out again, we can see that the result has increased slightly from last month, we…

Stardew Valley Linux version is official, being ported by Chucklefish

Tags:Action,Adventure,RPG,Simulation,Steam Good news all those waiting on Stardew Valley, as the developer has stated in the latest update post that…

Discord chat app updated, now has game detection

Tags:Initial ThoughtsQuite a fan of Discord myself, makes setting up chats really easy and the new native client is coming along nicely. The recent…

First chapter of Bolt Riley, A Reggae Adventure released DRM free and on Steam

Tags:Adventure,Humble Store,Initial Thoughts,,Point & Click,SteamChapter 1 of developer Adventure Mob's point-and-click adventure has been…

Duskers now officially supports Linux, quitting Early Access mid May

Tags:Early Access,Roguelike,Steam,StrategyDuskers is the really rather slick exploration, strategy and roguelike mix that has a seriously cool…